The use of wind energy: evaluation of spatial relations, environmental aspects and social context by the means of GIS

Funder of the project
Project was supported by the Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (KJB7008608015)

Funding period
January 2008 - December 2010

Members of the research team
Eva Kallabova (project coordinator), Bohumil Frantal , Stanislav Cetkovsky, Josef Kunc , Eva Novakova, Pavel Rostinsky

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Aim of the project
The aim of the project is the contribution for interdisciplinary research of the problems of wind energy using is processing of comprehensive methodological apparat for the application of GIS in decision making process about suitability of wind turbines installation in conditions of the Czech Republic. Spatial evaluation of the landscape potencial based on synthesis of environmental and social aspects will be realized on example of South Moravian district. Project solving will include partial research stages based on theoretical enquiry, empirical data capture, partial analyses and subsequent cartographical synthesis realized on the constructed conceptual background. Empirical surveys will be carried out by methods of regional geography with application of quantitative and qualitative methods of sociological research. The main output will be a final map created with application of gap analysis representing localities according to the rate of suitability for wind turbines installation.